|Two kayaks run into a bar....|
Unfortunately we learned this the hard way, Sunday at 1 PM. On the plus side we got to see all sorts of kayaks being unloaded from their shuttle service. Lots of fine looking kayaks take the Weeki Wachee express on the weekends.
The Weeki Wachee River would be a fun place to bring beginning paddlers. The water moves swiftly and easily carries the boats along. Summer is their busiest season, when all 120 boats in their rental fleet will be in the stream. There is no swimming in the first half mile after the launch. I get the impression that after that first half mile many people use their kayaks as float toys for a four mile ride. For the last mile, or so, depending on the tide, they may actually need to paddle.
Which leads to tip two: you might want to call ahead for reservations.
|Midway, showing the current better|
|Sponging out the kayak|
|Manatees hanging out in a pool|
|A cool house below Rogers Park|
|Coming into the marsh area|
|A canoe heading up stream|
|Kind of a chart with two happy paddlers in front|